Color Me Yellow! (A Salute To Tita Cory)

5 08 2009

“As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it.” Corazon Aquino

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My today’s 1 hour and 45 minutes tempo run was dedicated to the late President Cory Aquino, a great leader and fighter of democracy. As she popularized the color yellow during her prime and until now, I decided to wear yellow Ictus singlet, yellow New Balance shoes and yellow Spyder sunglasses.

With so many good things written and said about Tita Cory already, as I ran, I asked myself why Ninoy and Cory chose this color? What made this color significant for both of them? Was it for fashion statement only???

THE COLOR YELLOW:

People who are blind to other colors can usually see yellow. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy.

Yellow symbolizes wisdom. Yellow means joy and happiness. People of high intellect favor yellow. Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love. Sunday’s color is yellow-gold.

Like the energy of a bright sunny day, yellow brings clarity and awareness. The shade of yellow determines its effect: Yellow-green can mean deceit, and creates a disoriented feeling. Orange-yellow imparts a sense of establishment. Clean light yellow clears the mind, making it active and alert.

Put some yellow in your life when you want:

  • clarity for decision-making
  • relief from ‘burnout’, panic, nervousness, exhaustion
  • sharper memory and concentration skills
  • protection from lethargy and depression during dull weather

Yellow is one of the warm colors. Because of the high visibility of bright yellow, it is often used for hazard signs and some emergency vehicles. Yellow is cheerful.

For years yellow ribbons were worn as a sign of hope as women waited from their men to come marching home from war. Today, they are still used to welcome home loved ones. Its use for hazard signs creates an association between yellow and danger, although not quite as dangerous as red.

But in some parts of the world, If someone is yellow it means they are a coward so yellow can have a negative meaning in some cultures.Yellow is for mourning in Egypt and actors of the Middle Ages wore yellow to signify the dead. Yet yellow has also represented courage (Japan), merchants (India), and peace.

Thank you Ninoy and Tita Cory for not only popularizing the ‘yellow’ color but for fighting for democracy!

As thousands of people march today in bringing you to your final resting place…

I salute you for showing and leading us the way!

Your words will cling to us…

“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.”

And I’ll keep it.

me

God be Praised!


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4 responses

5 08 2009
kingofpots

color yellow is good and pleasing to the eyes!

5 08 2009
Rafael Alvaran

Ninoy and Cory’s use of yellow was inspired by “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ’round the Old Oak Tree”, a song popularized in the 70s by Tony Orlando and the Dawn. A soon to come home from prison asked his lover to tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree. The yellow ribbon would confirm that he’s still loved and welcome home.

5 08 2009
Rafael Alvaran

Ninoy and Cory’s use of yellow was inspired by “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ’round the Old Oak Tree”, a song popularized in the 70s by Tony Orlando and the Dawn. A convict coming home soon from prison asked his lover to tie a yellow ribbon around the old oak tree. The yellow ribbon would confirm that he’s still loved and welcome.

6 08 2009
runnerforchrist

Hi Rafael…thanks for the info, that was very nice. God bless.

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